US Independence Day Cruise with the lively ‘Soulcatchers’ providing musical entertainment! Listen to some favourite soul numbers and get close to the departing cruise ships, always the chance to sound Shieldhall’s distinctive whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’! Learn about Southampton’s links with her cousins across the water including the role Southampton played with The Mayflower and The Pilgrim Fathers; the Blue Riband Trophy and tales of Atlantic crossings, WWII and the GI brides.
As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and volunteer crew; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; listen to an informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and the Solent; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with a wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips. On return to berth (subject to confirmation) enjoy witnessing the spectacle of the Anthem of the Seas departing the port of Southampton .
Children will have fun with an interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!